Re: new networking code, ipv4/arp.c and net/core/neighbour.c

Richard B. Johnson (
Fri, 24 Jul 1998 15:16:24 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 24 Jul 1998, Fredrik Sjoholm wrote:

> as several people have noted, proxy arp does not work in 2.1.x.
> unfortunently i need both the traffic shaper and proxy arp. (i assumed the
> responsibility for a project that requires this, not knowing the state of
> the networking code.

It works and has been working for a very long time. You may have failed
to turn it ON

echo "1" >/proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
echo "1" >/proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/default/proxy_arp
echo "1" >/proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/eth0/proxy_arp
echo "1" >/proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/all/proxy_arp

FYI I use proxy-arp every night.

Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.1.108 on an i586 machine (66.15 BogoMips).
Warning : It's hard to remain at the trailing edge of technology.

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